verb (used with object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
Origin of arbitrate
Related Words for arbitratemediate, intervene, interpose, adjudicate, adjust, reconcile, referee, parley, conciliate, placate, smooth, negotiate, soothe, determine, settle, decide, judge, adjudge, umpire
Examples from the Web for arbitrate
Contemporary Examples of arbitrate
Back in 2010, we assumed we had a way to “arbitrate” the budget problem with the Simpson-Bowles Commission.CEO Solutions to the Shutdown
William L. McComb
October 14, 2013
Historical Examples of arbitrate
I conclude you do not wish this amiable company to arbitrate between us.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
I have noticed that it is generally the one who is in the wrong who refuses to arbitrate.Up the Forked River
Edward Sylvester Ellis
"Let the peace of God rule (or arbitrate) in your hearts" (Col. 3: 15).The Calvary Road
Elizabeth at once offered to arbitrate between Mary and her subjects.History of the English People
John Richard Green
He would carry the game into the enemy's camp and then, if necessary, arbitrate.The Fifth Ace
Word Origin for arbitrate
1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), "to give an authoritative decision," from Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari "be of an opinion, give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning "to act as an arbitrator" is from 1610s. Related: Arbitrated; arbitrating. The earlier verb form was arbitren (early 15c.).